The Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has passed away. The 77-year-old Scotsman was Bill Shankly's first-choice keeper during the 1960s. Lawrence was signed into Liverpool in October 1957, a few months after his 17th birthday. He made 390 appearances for the Anfield club before making the switch to Tranmere Rovers in 1971, where he stayed for three years. He was capped for Scotland three times.

 

Tommy Lawrence was give the nickname 'The Flying Pig' because of his ability to dive around the penalty area despite weighing more than 14 stone. He returned to prominence, accidentally, in 2015 when a BBC reporter was asking people on the streets of Merseyside for their memories about the 1967 derby at Goodison Park. Lawrence told Stuart Flinders: “I played in it... it was a great game, Alan Ball scored the winner.”

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